Minutes – February 4


Praying for

  • Mr. Pea, for a good meeting with the orthopedist, and a definitive diagnoses for  his knee problem.  This prayer will be quickly followed up with a prayer for patience, as our family doctor suspects it will take surgery to fix.
Grateful for
  • springlike weather!
  • daffodil leaves poking up out of the ground
  • patient neighbors, as both our dogs are insistent on being good friends, digging under the fence to go visit each other.  (I suggested just putting a doggie door in the fence…)
  • a phone call with Princess Pea.  It was so nice to hear her voice this morning.


The veggies snuck away last week.  They’re coming back this week for sure, including snack times. The warmer weather and slightly longer days means I can get back to an evening walk with the dogs! They love it, and every extra step I can take makes me happy.

Third post at Suscipio is coming up.  Real Food, a subject that I’m totally passionate about.


Valentines!  Silly, I know, but I still make Mr. Pea and the kids a Valentine. DirtBike and I spent some time looking at all the ‘Superman’ and ‘Hello Kitty’ Valentines in WalMart on Saturday afternoon,even though he doesn’t need to have Valentines for school any more.  Does anyone remember decorating shoeboxes, or making little pockets out of paper plates in grammar school to put on your desk for collecting Valentines?

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  • Pork Roast, Sweet Potato and Parsnip Mash, Green Beans
  • Spinach Ravioli with Bolognese Sauce
  • Flank Steak with Couscous, Grapefruit Salad
  • Balsamic Chicken with Spinach, Apple and Lentil Salad
  • Left Over Smorgashboard!
  • Orange Ginger Salmon, Saffron Rice, Peas
  • Turkey Paninis


Saturday was our local MathCounts competition and we spent most of the day at a local university.   The MathCounts Competition Program is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging “bee” style contests.  I’ve been the emcee/coordinator of our local program for a couple of decades now, and I always drag my family along to volunteer and help out.  It’s astonishing how brilliant some of these kids are.  And this year?  The top winners were all SIXTH GRADERS!!!.

Saturday evening was spent with friends, piling in their garage to watching “Groundhog Day” on their enormous outdoor projector screen. (It was a little too chilly to actually watch the movie outdoors.) Eating ribs and drinking beer may or may not have been involved.

::looking ahead

Another Ordinary Time week.  DirtBike has a research paper due next Monday, so he’ll be writing this week.  The Architect is on the robotics team at school, and they only have a few more days to finish their robot for an upcoming competition.  It’s supposed to throw a frisbee and climb a jungle gym type structure.  I have another workshop meeting out-of-town on Thursday, which means a few hours of audiobooks and singing out loud in the car!

Linking up at Suscipio – come join us!

 Record the Minutes.  Keep the Faith.

EMail Anglea Pea

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